18 Celebrities That Were Secretly Battling Illnesses

While most people perceive celebrities and TV personalities as the epitome of perfection, this is not entirely true in all cases. While these mega stars put on a big smile for their fans, they cannot ultimately hide their health problems from the public who always wants to know every single detail of their favorite star’s love, life and health.

Here are 18 celebrities secretly battling illnesses:

1. Michael Phelps

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Michael Phelps has a record-breaking 22 medals to his name. But did you know that the athlete is struggling from a condition called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? While most people diagnosed with the said condition experience inability to concentrate and disturbing amount of social anxiety, Phelps has been able to overcome his illness to become one of the most decorated athletes of all time.